Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Summer Love

The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver

 These pics above are way old but I came across them and LOVE them so.

 The girls worked so hard on their felt fairies. They are beautiful!

Jane does the cutes braids for Scarlet. 
 New glasses!
 I love seeing kids running in the fields. Ezra is the red dot :)
 Tallest slide in the land.
 Grammy's famous pond.
 Hazel has a soft spot for animals just like Janey.
 Elk Island Park picnic
 The pugs! So snuggly.
 We spent a lot of time at different playgrounds this Spring in my attempt to get the kids outside and give Grammy and Baba some relief from the busyness of all 8 of us at their house for 4 months!
 Pizza's with the Day family.  They have 10 kids so that made 16 between the two of us- only wonder woman could make homemade pizza dough for that many humans!
I loved the three girls all in a row with their long golden hair.

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